Jul 28, 2022
Making Magic with The Amazing Max
The Amazing Max Makes His Return to Wolf Trap─This Time as a Performer At Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, it’s not unusual to see multiple generations of families return year after year for performances, but it’s not often that one of Wolf Trap’s audience members makes his grand return to Theatre-in-the-Woods as a performer on stage. This summer, Washington, DC native, Max Darwin, AKA “The Amazing...
Jul 11, 2022
Fyütch: Spreading Positivity and Teachable Lessons for Humanity Through Music
Blink twice, and you might miss Fyütch. A father, an educator, and GRAMMY-nominated artist, Fyütch, born Harold Simmons II, hasn’t stopped moving since he began public speaking at the age of seven─a talent that would win him a city-wide speech contest and lead him to speak at the U.S. Capitol. Often using his daughter as a source of inspiration (and frequent collaborator), Fyütch uses Hip-Hop,...
Jul 07, 2022
The Man Behind The Music: A.R. Rahman
This year, Wolf Trap is excited to welcome back one of the most prolific and accomplished film composers in the world today: A.R. Rahman. You might have heard his music in any number of Hollywood movies including Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours—not to mention his large body of work in Indian cinema. Ahead of his performance at the Filene Center on Saturday, August 13, here’s...
Jul 05, 2022
La Traviata: A Beloved Music Masterpiece for Pop Culture
Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular and beloved operas of all time. Since premiering in 1853, it has captured hearts with its gorgeous score and timeless story. La Traviata not only caught the public’s attention, but this masterpiece inspired generations of artists to create popular movies, literature, and more. In fact, if you enjoy Pretty Woman or Moulin Rouge, you’re going to...
Jul 01, 2022
Rissi Palmer Brings Southern Soul to Family Music
Singer/songwriter Rissi Palmer’s career has spanned various genres and audiences. An artist who feels equally at home in country, R&B, popular music, and more, Palmer brings her influences together to create what she calls “Southern Soul,” a spirit that encompasses not only her adult career, but also her foray into family music. Palmer will make her debut on the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Wood stage Saturday, July 16....
Jun 30, 2022
A Better Backstage
On July 1, 1971, the stunning 7,028-seat Filene Center opened to great fanfare. Built of Douglas Fir and Southern Yellow Pine, the venue was designed to be in harmony with nature, and to serve the performers of the time. After the original was lost to fire on April 4, 1982, it was rebuilt in the same location. The building was enormous and packed with amenities,...
Jun 24, 2022
Marsha and the Positrons Put a Fun Twist on Science Learning Through Kindie Music
If it’s true that you should write what you know, then Marsha and the Positrons know A LOT about science. But they also have a knack for turning what could be staid lessons about science into fun, catchy tunes that both children and their parents can enjoy together—and if they learn something while they’re at it, then Marsha and the Positrons have accomplished something really...
Jun 16, 2022
Catching Up With Josh Lovelace on Fatherhood, Music, and Happiness
Singer/Songwriter and musician Josh Lovelace was set to debut on Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods stage in summer of 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. Two years later, he will finally get to make that debut, as he kicks off Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2022 summer season on June 21. Lovelace was first introduced to music lovers as keyboardist for Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE. He...
Jun 06, 2022
Where You’ve Seen Them Before: Wolf Trap Summer 2022
Wolf Trap’s summer season features talented artists that excel in all arenas: be it the concert stage, the theater, or the screen. Here are some musicians that you’ve likely seen before, making their mark in more ways than one. Fantasia You probably first heard Fantasia’s fantastic vocals on American Idol, where she rose to fame as the winner of the show’s third season. After releasing...
Jun 03, 2022
Fun Times for Father’s Day
Father’s Day is almost here, and what better way to make the fathers and other important men in your life feel special than by taking them out for a night of great music? Whether you’re looking for smooth country jams, roaring rock numbers, or something to tickle your funny bone, Wolf Trap has just the show for you. FOR A ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME The Black...
Jun 03, 2022
Arts As A Medium For Social Change
New Category for Wolf Trap Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers Encourages Students to Channel Commentary Through Artistic Expression How does one define peace? What does it mean to be culturally responsive, and how does one address the struggle for human rights? These questions form the basis for three compelling new projects for this year’s Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers. Each grant,...
Jun 03, 2022
Summer Book Picks for Families and Educators
In the Lazy Days of Summer, Set Aside Some Reading Time to Build Literacy For many families, summer means beach vacations, park playdates, and pool days. For educators, it means a much-deserved break from the rigors of the classroom. But as educators and parents are stuffing their beach bags and children’s backpacks with sunscreen, goggles, and snacks, why not consider adding a book to fill...